Jared Franklin is an investor at Costanoa Ventures.
Costanoa is a seed-stage VC focused on fintech, data and developer infrastructure, applied AI and security, specifically B2B.
The firm has $1.5b under management across seed and growth funds, including its $225m fourth seed fund.
Prior to joining Costanoa, Jared worked in product across fintech and crypto for BillMeLater, PayPal and BlockFi.
In this conversation, Jared and I discuss his experience transitioning from operating to investing, the learning curve as a new investor, Costanoa’s approach to identifying and supporting companies at the seed stage, and 7 investment themes Jared is focused on in 2023.